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Do use your best tableware for special occasions

The Danish Royal Family celebrated Queen Margrethe’s Golden Jubilee with a surprise private dinner on Friday, 14 January 2022. The Royal Family used the Flora Danica dinner service, which is said to be their finest Danish tableware, dating back to the late 18th Century.

In the photo above, from left to right, are Prince Vincent, Prince Nikolai, Prince Christian, Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Princess Marie, Princess Isabella, Prince Felix, Princess Benedikte, Prince Joachim, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Henrik, Princess Josephine and Princess Athena.

Today, when parents or grandparents pass away, often many children sell their fine family china or crystal glasses at estate sales, or just give them away. They justify their action by saying that it is too formal and fine china no longer fits their casual lifestyle. Or they simply admit they are lazy and no longer want to bother with making elegant table settings or having ceremonial family dinners.

This trend toward Casual Living is slowly replacing the good dining customs born from Christian Civilization. A well-set table not only inspires children and adults to behave better at the table, but also stimulates more elevated conversation and a warm family convivium. The effort it demands is well repaid by the appreciation of the beauty and refinement that it nurtures in young and old alike.

While few among us have an exquisite royal pattern like that of the Danish Crown, we can all make the effort to acquire or maintain good quality china, glassware and silverware, and then use that fine tableware to create beautiful tables settings for our special family celebrations.

Do use your best tableware for special occasions.

Elaine Jordan

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Fine pieces from the Flora Danica dinner service. The design features hand-painted life-sized plants which are found in Denmark, taken from the Flora Danica, a special reference book compiled by botanist Georg Christian Oeder in 1752. The Flora Danica china set originally consisted of 1,800 pieces, but only 1,500 of this priceless dinner service still survive.

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Photos: Point de Vue, November 24-30, 2021


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Posted March 18, 2022

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